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. in the race between war and ground invasion or peace truce, peace has won out. >>> for men are in fbi custody today. the fbi says the group allegedly plotted a violence jihad to kill americans here and abroad. they were allegedly planning to join al qaeda and the taliban in afghanistan. the four suspects were arrested last friday. >>> kevin clash, the long-time voice of elmo is leaving the show after 28 years. clash caught up in a strange story surrounded in controversy after allegations of sex with a minor. the initial accuser sheldon stevens retracted the original claim and retracting the retraction. now a second person is claiming the same. he says he met clash through a telephone chat room for gay men in 1993. the elmo actor denies both allegations, but acknowledges the situation has become too much of a distraction to go on. elmo is "sesame street's" most popular character. the show will soon start a search for a new puppeteer to play the role of elmo. >>> the mad dashes to the store may have been a bit premature. twinkies and hohos. they may live on. hostess and the union started mediat
it at direction of the white house? >> along with changing al-qaeda to extremists the f.b.i. wanted to change in language from the u.s. knew islamic extremists were involved to there are indications. the new timeline does not address another inconsistency. after the attack, the diplomatic security agents were evacuated from the consulate to air base in germany. the f.b.i. learned from the consulate agents there was no demonstration and the single data point got the anti-islam video theory. >> shannon: thank you. last month, builders began work on homes and aparms since july of 2008. construction starts up 3.6% from september to october. stocks were mixed after a big day monday. the dow lost seven. the s&p 500 and nasdaq were both up a fraction of a point. in tonight's fiscal cliff update, assuming a deal gets done sometime before the clock strikes midnight on morning of january 1, what exactly is going to get cut? chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel looks at the possibilities. >> capitol hill sources say meetings between the white house and key lawmakers have been very business lik
, specific targets the fbi says those men wanted to hit. >>> and what he said after leading the team to victory over the chicago bears. hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. . >>> welcome back, four men are targeting and they plan to join al qaeda and the taliban. they searched in the u.s. air force and the fbi says they planned to leave this month to carry out plots in afghanistan. >>> also now we are hearing the biographer who has had an affair with general david petraeus has hired somebody to represent her. you are looking at paula broadwell at her home in north carolina which now surrounded constantly by the news media and reporters. she hired a p
and they planned on going into afghanistan. the informant, fbi informant infiltrated these four men and helped the fbi bring them down. throughout the entire document, it says the informant tried to talk the men out of jihad. but they said they wanted to go to a much better place, so to speak. martha: thank you very much, adam housley. bill: day number two, you feeling better? we are in our new digs. i was a little off kilter yesterday. you will love all the new things we have in this studio. bill: they worked on this thing for two months before the election came around. weeks left to reach a deal on the so-called fiscal cliff. but the president and the house minority leader nancy pelosi on the same page? martha: a top lawmaker making serious charges against the consulate attack in libya. how he's saying two different time lines don't quite match up. bill: house intelligence head michael rogers says the time line released on the cia talking points conflicts with testimony given by the director of national intelligence. this as senator chuck grassley presses the defendants justice and the fbi o
been charged with plotting to kill americans and destroy u.s. targets overseas. the fbi says the men planned on carrying out their attacks by joining al qaeda and the taliban. one of the men served in the u.s. air force. they were arrested for plotting to bomb u.s. military bases and government facilities. the fbi says the men had planned to depart this month to carry out plots in afghanistan. >>> 7:14. the united states now expanding its involvement in the middle east crisis. as ktvu's alison burns reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, secretary of state, hillary clinton, now on her way to jerusalem to help try to work out a cease-fire. alison? >> reporter: dave, this is new this morning. egypt's president, who has been taking the lead in the negotiations, now says he believes a cease-fire is imminent. secretary of state, hillary clinton, will be meeting with israel's prime minister in about five hours in jerusalem. then she heads to the west bank to meet with palestinian leaders and finally to chiro rowe to consult with -- cairo to consult with egyptian officials. the death t
member of the senate judiciary committee, chuck grassley n a letter to the attorney general and the fbi director is asking for a detailed briefing before the end of next week on the legal authorities obtained to monitor the former cia director's e-mail by the fbi as well as the legal analysis that allowed them to conclude that they did not need to notify congress, nor the white house of this ongoing investigation with national security implications, jon. jon: katherineer ridge in washington, thank you. jenna: now we turn to afghanistan where nearly 70,000 u.s. troops continue to fight today. afghan president hamid karzai is accusing the u.s. of violating an agreement on transferring detainees. this comes as leaders in kabul oppose offering immunity to american forces after that 2014 withdrawal deadline. this is a key sticking point in negotiations with the u.s., and we saw a similar debate emerge as we were withdrawing or drawing down in iraq. conor powell is live in kabul with more. >> reporter: well, jenna, this is just the latest in a long line of disputes between president karzai an
. the justice department and the pentagon and the fbi. the republican chairman of the house intelligence committee says, quote, it gives a new explanation that differs from information provided from testimony. and now they are demanding an immediate plan nation from clapper. we heard from a leading democrat who said the changes were made to protect the classification. they were not subject to any spin by the whoit house or ambassador to the u.n. it is high time we returned our focus to where it should have been all along. this new time line does not address another sig can't -- significant inconsistency. diplomatic agents were evacuated from the consulate to the airbase in germany. by september 14th, two days before ambassador rice's controversial sunday appearances, fbi agents learned from the consulate agents that there was no demonstration. this single data point that there was no demonstration gutted the anti-islam video theory. fox news asked the director of national intelligence why this information was apparently not included in the talking points, and there was no immediate respo
california. the fbi says they conspired to kill americans overseas and in the u.s. and plan to join al qaeda and the taliban. one suspect is a 34-year-old man who served in the us air force in 2000 and 2001. authorities say he tried to arrange for two california men to meet his contacts with terror organizations. >> a man whose watch set off a bomb scare at the oakland airport won't face charges. the toggle switch, fuses and wires apparently raised some alarms. deputies arrested this man, 49- year-old jeffrey mcgann, and then evacuated the terminal. >> i'm an artist. it's an art project. i travel with numbers of them to give to friends, family, corporations, et cetera. >> the alameda county district attorney's office did not comment on why they dropped the charges. mcgann tells us this is the first time he has run into any trouble for wearing his art in an airport. >> you have to think that's going to raise eyebrows. >>> there's a water break. we launched chopper 5. various lanes blocked are blocked. it's a huge sinkhole in the ground at west 10th and cutter. this is a residential area so cr
. the fbi says, the plot's ringleader was a follower of al awlaki. the terror leader who died in a drone attack last year. two of the men arrested told an fbi source they were planning violent jihad. >>> another major story on this busy travel day, a deadly storm is creating a soggy mess in the pacific northwest as well as in northern california. >> now, even by seattle standards, a lot of rain is coming down. that says a lot. already, more than even inches in coastal washington and oregon and still counting. and parts of the cascades and olympic mountains will be buried under 30 inches of snow. >> flooded roads, stranded drivers and also triggered a few mudslides, as well. on top of that, hurricane-force winds swept in, gusting as high as 114 miles per hour. some rough going out there. and the powerful winds were especially damaging along the oregon coast, where they toppled trees and knocked out power to thousands. one of those trees fell on a hunter's tent, killing him instantly. others narrowly escaped when massive trees came crashing down on their homes and their cars. >>> it is tim
the fbi says men were tar getting. >>> and a big win for the san francisco 49ers and they are talking about it from last night. >>> and driving to fremont, we will tell you more about the morning commute and have another check on your thanksgiving weather. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. brings light and fragrance together, to create a mesmerizing experience in your home. try the new color changing candle. something in the air wick. . >>> the fbi says the men plan on carrying out the attack through al qaeda and taliban. they were arre
. the fbi says a terror plot two years in the making has been thwarted. four men are charged with conspiring to supply material support to terrorists while training to join al qaeda and the taliban. their objective to kill, kidnap, maim, and injure americans in afghanistan. one of the men allegedly talked of blowing up a military base with a truck bomb. now authorities say the suspects spent time at shooting ranges and studied the teachings of anwar al-awlaki, that's the al qaeda point man in yemen killed by the u.s. >>> after weeks of pressure following the deadly consulate attack in benghazi white house and intelligence officials are denying charges of whitewashing the true details in order to protect president obama before the election. top intelligence officials tell nbc news they knew it was a terrorist attack from the start but that it could also have been spontaneous and they say it was the intelligence community, not the white house, that wrote the unclassified talking points delivered by ambassador susan rice six days after the attack. meanwhile, 97 house republicans have signed a l
cost as much as $500,000 each. >>> to a breaking story in southern california. the fbi says a terror plot two years in the making has been thwarted. four men are training to join al qaeda and the taliban. their objective to kill, kidnap, name injure americans in afghanistan. we talked of blowing up a military base with a truck bomb. authorities say suspects spent time at shooting basing and spent time studying anwar al maliki. >>> following the deadly consulate attack in benghazi, top intelligence officials tell nbc news they knew it was a terrorist attack from the start. but that it is could also have been spontaneous. and they say it was the intelligence community not the white house that wrote the talking points delivered by ambassador susan rice. 97 house republicans have signed a letter to the president opposing rice's potential nomination as secretary of state. >>> now to a check of your weather we turn to nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather forecast. something important coming up later this week. >> easy one, too. the northwest has been getting hard. good morning, e
. >>> four men are under arrest in an alleged terror plot busted in southern california. the fbi says the men conspired to kill americans overseas and in the u.s. and planned to join al qaeda and the taliban. one suspect is a 34-year-old man who served in the us air force in 2000 and 2001. authorities say he tried to arrange for two california men to meet his contacts with terror organizations. >>> hewlett-packard's 4th quarter losses are in the billions today. the palo alto-based company purchased british software maker autonomy for $11 billion last year but says the company had misrepresented its finances and is valued now at $8.8 billion. this is the second consecutive quarter of losses for the tech giant. friday, their stock hit an all- time low since 2002. >>> today pg&e posted a reward of $10,000 related to a kidnapping. one of the alleged abductors is seen here trying to withdraw money from the victim's atm account. the contract employee for pg&e was abducted in a parking lot in walnut creek earlier this month. she was released that same night in the oakland hills. anyone with informat
the experience at one point of having your phone tapped by the fbi. >> it was a home phone. >> once the director of the aclu, director of the washington, d.c., we talked about the petraeus scandal, what had gone on there and the fbi investigating that whole thing. when you say that unfold, there were a lot of questions about whether the fbi had gone too far, in terms of what it did. what was your take on that from the civil liberties point of view. >> well, i think it underscored what i think this is a very serious problem i think we have to deal with. our e-mails are not protected. we all think our own information is protected from the government and at least they need a warrant. but the fact is, the supreme court said a long time ago that if your records are in somebody else's possession, at that time, they were talking about bank records. but if your e-mails are at google or yahoo or wherever, in the cloud somewhere, and they don't have to get a warrant. they just go to the company and say give us the records and most of the times the companies do give the records. we don't know exactly how t
. plans to bomb military bases over seas. f.b.i. arresting four men from california. a 34 year old naturalized u.s. citizen reportedly traveled to afghanistan for terrorist in -- training in july. he served in the air force and believed he introduced others of the an war al-awlaki doctrine. and a blast that leveled two homes in indianapolis leaving two people can dead may have been a murder. it was thought a horrible accident. new details released last night suggest that the natural gas explosion may have been intentional. there are reports of a white van near the home the day of the explosion. police are not saying the motive or if there are suspects at this time. >> there is hope for hostess. a bankruptcy judge ordered the company and bakers union to agree to mediation before liquitation. the ceo said any deal to keep the company alive would have to be cost effective! >> it is it a lot of dingdongs and it is the cost structure and if you can't sell as a profit you are not in business. >> 18,000 jobs are on the line there. and then, two turkeys are headed for the white house. thes
. >> requests by fox news to find out when paula broadwell knew she was the subject of an fbi investigation and whether it was before the attack in benghazi there maybe no comment from the fbi, shep. >> shepard: all right, catherine. you are learning more about what general petraeus said in that closed door meeting? >> well, shep, fox news has told the former cia director david petraeus insisted at least twice during the classified hearings friday that the cia memo about the attack included the term al qaeda and there was tremendous pressure to get at the talking points and not to quote relitigate every issue. reviewed by the deputies committee which includes appointees from the white house as well as under secretaries from defense state officials from the cia as well as the miller. i don't have any comment on that one way or the other. i frankly cannot speak to that at all. the cia may have some comment later today or the dni may have some comment later today with regard to the time line on the talking points. >> that said, today there was no response on the time line from the dni. the nat
the picket line. >> breaking news out of southern california. the fbi has arrested four men in an alleged terror plot. >> the gunmen tried to open the door. >> a san jose father remembers his son an innocent victim of a violent crime spree as the manhunt for the suspect intensifies. >> this makeshift memorial has grown considerably in the last couple of days. >> from across the day -- >> police suspect that the three teenagers may be connected to other burglaries all around the peninsula. >> --to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." touchdown! e is 6-- >>> good morning. it's tuesday, november 20th. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. happening now a big sinkhole shutting down a neighborhood in pittsburg. cate caugiran is in pittsburg to explain why an old pipe is likely to blame. >> the old pipe is the cause of the water main break. parts of the pipe are exposed. pittsburg public works has it under control. the next step is to replace the pipe that you see over there. now, earlier workers were using a vacuum to get rid of exc
. >>> the fbi uncovers an alleged plot to kill americans overseas and that tops our look at stories around the news nation today. four southern california men have been charged with conspiring to engage in violent jihad. the fbi says the men were planning to join al qaeda and they were planning to bomb the facilities and public places. >>> the indianapolis house explosion is now considered a homicide investigation. federal authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information in the case. >>> a fierce storm has brought floods, winds and heavy rains to oregon and washington state. at least one death has been blamed on the storm. 50,000 people are currently without power there. >>> kevin clash, behind the elmo character on "sesame street" has resigned. this comes after a second person has come forward with a lawsuit accusing clash of having sex with him when he was underage. now, in a statement "sesame street" workshops says the allegations against clash had become a distraction. >>> next in today's news nation, do you think egypt can convince hamas to stop firing on israel? how you can
the agreement of the cia and the fbi. the white house and state department did not make those changes. rice used the talking points in tv appearances shortly after the attack and republicans accused her of making misleading statement business referring to the assault as a spontaneous demonstration by extremists, suggesting she did it for political reasons. the intelligence source says that the links to al qaeda were deemed too tenuous to make public. however, cia director david petraeus told congress he had agreed to release that information in early draft. it was passed along to dni. then the fbi, which made more. head of dni is james clapford who did reopen the case but who suggested the final edit which were then signed off on again, by all intelligence agencies is not known. charlie? >>> new hope for some of america's most beloved snacks. rebecca jarvis is here with that story. so the story is not over? >> it's not over. if you ran out and bought a $30 box of twinkies hopefully you didn't throw way the reseat. hostess has been trying to liquidate. they start this ha
. >> former fbi agent who is not a stranger here. >> no. >> we should point out this is interesting this case because this is not just some subsidiary of sac capital, this is sac central. a major money manager there. not only that, the money is astronomical. >> right. >> and we're talking about someone with direct ties to steve cohen and steve cohen isn't named by name, but it's pretty easy to find out what that they are talking about him from reading the charges. explain a little bit. >> going over the complaint, and it is probably the most brilliant complaints i have ever read the government and fbi agent are to be commended for their work. painstakingly correlated e-mails, ims, phone calls along then with public disclosure documents by sac capital, put orders trade orders sell orders etc. etc. all the correlation, they have made their case to show a conversation with the cooperating witness with martoma led to a purchase by sac capital or a sale. they don't mention sac capital. they don't mention mr. cohen, but they do say is that mr. martoma had a conversation with hedge fund owner, had a
emerge. the fbi and nypd want to question this man carrying a duffle bag. sur violence video shows him at two of the three crime scenes. three new york shop keepers have been killed. police believe the suspect's fascination with numerology factored into his motivation. the address where each person was killed included the number 8. >> they are here illegally now they qualify for in state resident rates for college tuition. that is the policy announced by massachusetts governor patrick. he said thousands of illegal immigrants in the state would qualify. one student struggled to put himself through the school says this sends the wrong message. >> it is difficult for the kids in the state who are here to get into certain classes to get into specific places. it will make it more difficult for those kids to get in if everyone can get into the in state tuition. supporters say it will help the state in the long run. >> another company forced to make cuts because of obama care. with the largest taffe reinstruction in the nearly 100 year history. the company is cutting up to 400 jobs because of
at the other stories topping the news now. the fbi has arrested four california men who allegedly planned to join al qaeda and the taliban. the men are charged with plotting violent jihad against americans overseas. a house explosion that damaged 8 homes is now a homicide investigation. police have yet to name a suspect. >>> no more nudity in san francisco. city officials will vote later today on an ordinance that could permanently ban public nudity but there would be certain exemptions. apparently chimps and orangutans can experience midlife crisis like humans. the suggestions or the root cause of mid-life crisis could be biological. >>> and the 2012 treetoper for the rockefeller center christmas tree was unveiled this hour. it includes 25,000 crystals and weighs a whopping 550 pounds. quite a mega star. another business win. i'll set up the video conference to iron out the details. this cdw cloud collaboration powered by cisco is pretty amazing. we interact with our offices, anywhere, anytime. charles, you're one of the greatest losers of all time. thank you. throughout our lives. one a
that have to do with police, we have the fbi that is a national organization that has the resources to do things that the local to restrictions, whether state or local, do not have the resources to do. i believe it is possible to have a program for national disaster that is similar to what we do with police, fire, and disasters. we have a guide that was, in my opinion, the master of disaster, and for some reason they have ignored him for years. james lee witt, without question, the most effective person in the federal government during the clinton administration because he knew how to address disasters. all he is now is a paper pusher. that is basically it. guest: there is a lot of people but they there should be a greater federal role in disasters, but also a lot push back from others on the right, especially those that argue disaster relief should be more of a local responsibility, that more of the money should be returned to states that we use for disaster funding. there are a lot of instances where we see municipalities are overwhelmed. a lot of these places they rely on volunteer fir
force. the fbi was alerted to the case after an associate of the men turned them in. the fbi claims the alleged terror cell had conducted training, including going to shooting ranges and were planning to travel to afghanistan to bomb and kill u.s. soldiers. it appears to have been more than just talk. authorities claim the men had bought tickets to fly to mexico and then on to afghanistan. and there's more evidence of the power of the internet to create terrorism. the men had been studying online, the teachings of anwar al awlaki, killed by a u.s. drone in yemen in 2011. apparently even in death, al awlaki remains lethal. >> a grim reminder. thank you for that. >>> meanwhile, new hope for our 401(k)s this morning. wall street has reversed course. staging the biggest rally in two months, gaining more than 200 points. investors growing more optimistic that the government will be able to avoid that so-called fiscal cliff of tax increases and spending cuts looming at year's end. also, home sales are picking up. builder confidence said to be at the highest level in some 6 1/2 years. >>>
and bomb government facilities, busted wide open by the fbi. and now four young men from southern california are facing terror charges. cnn's kyung lah is joining us right now with details. what do we know about this alleged terror plot? >> reporter: the fbi just wrapped up a news conference here in los angeles at the federal building. and we did learn more about this group, made from different ethnic groups, and they are all part of what the fbi is saying a very serious home-grown terrorist network, with a singular plan, to kill americans overseas and they hatched that plan right here in southern california. an event so unusual at this normally quiet home, that neighbor jen collins snapped pictures from her front window. she was so alarmed, she didn't fully open the blinds, but could see federal agents descending on the home of her neighbor, now charged in a terrorist conspiracy. >> it's kind of like shocking, like, well, they say for my son to go outside, like, it kills me. >> reporter: according to the criminal complaint, the apparent ringleader is omar kabir, born in afghanist
, four men from california under arrest on terror charges right now. the fbi says the men were arrested friday accused of plotting to kill americans here and overseas by joining al qaeda and the taliban in afghanistan. one of the suspects is a former member of the u.s. air force. we're also following a developing story out of miami where police say a 13-year-old girl was shot onboard a private transportation school bus. she has been airlifted to miami children's hospital. we are still awaiting word on her condition. police are questioning someone right now. it's unclear if it's a fellow student. >>> an explosion that damaged up to 30 homes in indianapolis neighborhood is now being investigated as a homicide. two people were killed in the blast earlier this month and now investigators say they don't think this was an accident. they're looking for a white van seen in the neighborhood right before the explosion. >>> there's a new push to make hiv screening as routine as cholesterol checks and mammograms. an independent task force is advising the government all americans from 15 to 64 shoul
california have been arrested over an alleged terror plot. the fbi says they were planning to join al qaeda and the taliban in violent jihad. authorities say they have been making arrangements over skype to head to afghanistan for stage one terror training like the training in this taliban video. american military staff and bases overseas allegedly were among their targets. authorities say they were caught after divulging their plans to someone who turned out to be an fbi informant. >>> she's known as the soccer mom madam. and today anna christina got a jail sentence for her crimes. she was let go for time served and good behavior because she spent four months at new york's rikers island. she is the suburban mom of four who ran a multimillion dollar prostitution ring on new york's wealthy upper east side. >>> there is a lot going on in israel and the middle east. there say lot more coverage coming. and up next, we will have special coverage of breaking news from the middle east, and that begins right now. >>> i'm anderson cooper reporting from gaza city. i welcome our viewers on cnn in the
facilities in public places. the fbi says the alleged terrorists and criminals serve in the u.s. air force. >> authorities in indianapolis have lost a homicide investigation after a house explosion kills two people and leveled dozens of homes on november 10th. investigators now searching for a wide band seen in the neighborhood authorities originally believe the natural gas triggered the explosion. funerals were held yesterday for two people in the blast. >> a possible rescue for the twinkie hostess at its second largest union will go into mediation many the maker of twinkies and other snack foods will not be going out of business just yet. the company already in bankruptcy have been in court yesterday to liquidate its assets. hostas site a crippling strike last week, just as both parties still need to talk it out with the federal mediation if that does not work that could take the next that they have to talk about first. police and idaho arrested 22 your man in the beating death of a rare monkeys at the boise zoo. the man was one of two men suspected spotted at the zoo early saturday morn
crime scenes. trace gallagher has more. >> reporter: and we just now learned the fbi's famed profilers are being involved in this case which is being called the craze -- crazy 8 killer because all of the victims had an 8 in their addresses, and two of the three murder scenes they believe they spotted the very same man. they've only released video in one of those, you're seeing it right here, the man carrying a duffel bag caught on surveillance. prison put out the -- police put out the fact that this man may be a suspect or a witness, and all of the cricket victims -- victims were middle eastern shopkeepers. here's ray kelly talking about possible hate crimes. listen. >> again, that's not something that we're ruling out. we certainly have to put that on the table. we have members of our hate crimes it is task force workingn this it is task force as well. >> reporter: yeah. the police commissioner also added that this person he believes spent weeks casing each of these various locations because they were meticulously and methodically pulled off. he's talking about shops that all of the s
. the fbi claiming that the failed terrorist were going to bomb government facilities and public places. one of them served in the air force. warren goodman has died. the two-term republican from the granite state served from 1980 to 1993. he is perhaps best known for the balance budget plan passed in the 1980s. he was 82 years old. let's get you back now to dagen. dagen: we have breaking news to break to you on elmo. sesame workshop saying that the elbow actor has resigned calling this ongoing of sex allegations problem a distraction. kevin clash has resigned. allegations that he had sex with a minor. the man recanted his story and then reversed that recantation in recent days. kevin clash. resigned. he is the man behind elmo. connell: let's go to some other headlines now. back to the retail world. 97% of retailers with an online presence planning special promotions for the thanksgiving weekend. that has gone up. cyber monday also a big deal. 72 million people expected to shop online on cyber monday. many retailers have a promotion plan. dagen: with the holiday retail badness just around th
for three occupy members who plotted to blow up an ohio bridge. the fbi arrested douglas wright, baxter and stevens back in may. the three men are charged with trying to use explosives to take down a bridge outside cleveland as part of the mayday protests. the three pleaded guilty in september and federal prosecutors want to see them serve a combined 74 years in prison. something on the lighter side to round out the news. the first lady will get her official white house christmas tree on friday. this year's tree is a 19 foot tall frazier fir from ash county north carolina. the farm is home to the 2012 winners of the national christmas tree association grand champions. more john fuglesang coming up right after the break. stay with us. [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hands? >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation on your radio and on current tv, this is the bill pritz show. this is the "bill press show.
in an alleged terror plot to kill americans and destroy u.s. targets overseas. they were arrested after the fbi uncovered their plans to engage in, quote, violent jihad. authorities say the four plan to join and train with al qaeda and the taliban in afghanistan. indiana police now believe an explosion that leveled several homes was no accident. they've opened up a homicide investigation. two people were killed and seven others injured in the november 10th explosion at the richmond hills subdivision. texts are now searching for a white van that was spotted in the neighborhood shortly before the blast. >>> republican congressman allen west has conceded defeat to democratic challenger patrick murphy. that's in the race for florida's 18th congressional district. west who is a tea party favorite released a statement this morning saying quote, while any questions remain unanswered today i am announcing that i will take no further action to contest the outcome of this election. final results of a recount sunday put murphy ahead of west by over 1900 votes. >>> the latest now in the petraeus sex scanda
was arrested by the fbi at his florida home this morning. he allegedly got inside information about an alzheimer's drug on trial in 2006 and 2007 being conducted jointly and he passed on that information to said hedge fund resulting in the ill gotten gains and in the process committed securities fraud among other accusations. we'll bring you more details as we have in this news just out this morning and there's a press conference later today at about 12:30. we'll bring you details. >> all right. already a busy month. thank you for that. we'll see you later on today. >>> big box retailer best buy reporting weaker than expected numbers just days before the unexpected start to the holiday season. for how much longer will it cut into profits? you won't want to miss what meg whitman has to say about that quarter and the autonomy write off at 10:40 eastern time. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 this morning, i'm going to trade in hong kong. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 after that, it's on to germany. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 then tonight, i'm trading 9500 miles away in japan. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 with the new gl
the fbi were investigating american torture, rather than american love affairs. and this struck me with security contractors. we have had two months of heated controversy about benghazi and what happened. it was bad. four americans were killed. hundreds of security contractors were killed in iraq. i have written two books on iraq and i have never been able to figure out an exact number. the answer is no one cares and no one seems to care still. the official tally leaves out at least 57 incidents that we know about. the tally is quite suspect. this puts aside the foreign security contractors, south africans, costa ricans. there seems to be no tally of this at all and nobody cares. i have got to wonder how much of the mess in benghazi is simply fueled by fox news, poisoning the american bloodstream. it really bothers me. i compare that to the total carelessness about the deaths of security contractors in iraq. >> thomas ricks writes a blog on foreign policies website. ricks. foreignpolicy.com. he is the author of many books, including a new book called "the generals." let's hear from
the fbi that is the national organization that has the resources to do the things that local jurisdictions, whether state or local don't have the resources to do. i believe that it's possible to have speed you can see this "washington journal" segment at our website, c-span.org. live now to the senate floor on foreign relations for remarks from the recommendations commission chair julius genachowski. is expected to discuss international telecommunications policy. this is just getting underway. >> very excited to be here today. is perhaps the most anticipated cfr event and much as the new james bond movie. i'm glad that chairman could join us today. just a quick introduction, prior to his fcc opponent, chairman genachowski was chief of business operations before that general counsel at iac interactive corp., special advisor and cofounder of the technology incubator lunchbox digital. his full bio is in your packages. i will turn over to the chairman for some quick opening remarks. we'll been going to the conversation where i follow up with some questions, and then after that we will open up
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